IY choir pays homage to struggle veteran

* The Ingoma Choir will be performing a concert for Denis Goldberg later this month.

Imizamo Yethu’s Ingoma Choir will be putting on a special concert for struggle veteran Denis Goldberg at Groot Constantia on Wednesday July 25.

The acclaimed choir, founded in Imizamo Yethu last year in the aftermath of devastating shack fires and unrest, is paying homage to the 85-year-
old who was recently diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Led by conductor and choirmaster Zamile Gantana, a trained baritone singer and actor, and member of the internationally-touring Isango Ensemble, the group, which has 24 members aged from 16 to 40, has already performed two sell-out concerts, supported Afro-pop bands The Steezies and Rudimentals in Cape Town and been hired for numerous weddings, conferences and other private events.

The “Winter Soiree” will be a celebration of the richness of multicultural Western Cape, with the choir singing unaccompanied African choral music in the historic surrounds of South Africa’s oldest wine farm.

There will be an opportunity to taste Groot Constantia’s recent vintages, and hear from one of their senior wine producers.

Mr Goldberg is one of only two surviving trialists of the 1964 Rivonia Trial.

His legacy project, to which all proceeds of this event will be donated, is a new arts and culture facility in Hout Bay, called the House of Hope, which will serve the disadvantaged youth of the Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu communities.

The concert starts at 7pm.

Tickets, at R450, are available to buy online on Quicket, or email houtbaychoir@gmail.com for EFT details. Tickets include wine tasting and food.

For further information, contact Tanya Blacher on 081 854 6780 or tanyacarusblacher@gmail.com/ houtbaychoir@gmail.com.